Quotes About Courtroom Drama

Quotes tagged as "courtroom-drama" (showing 1-20 of 20)
John Grisham
“Don't compromise yourself - you're all you have.”
John Grisham, The Rainmaker

“The man who has everything figured out is probably a fool. College examinations notwithstanding, it takes a very smart fella to say "I don't know the answer!”
Jerome Lawrence, Inherit the Wind

“When you lose the power to laugh, you lose your power to think straight.”
Jerome Lawrence, Inherit the Wind

“Don't have any opinions. They're bad for business.”
Jerome Lawrence, Inherit the Wind

“I know who I am, and I know who you are, and nothing else matters. it's how we live our life.”
Tal McThenia, A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That Haunted a Nation

John Matsui
“I don't have expensive tastes – just bloody ones.
– Vampire Dragul Mangorian”
John Matsui, Late Bite

“Is it possible to be overzealous, to destroy that which you hope to save-so that nothing is left but emptiness.”
Jerome Lawrence, Inherit the Wind

“Cynical? Thats my fascination. I do hateful things, for which people love me, And lovable things for which they hate me. I am a friend of enemies, the enemy of friends; I am admired for my detestability. I am both Poles and the Equator, with no Temperate Zones between.”
Jerome Lawrence, Inherit the Wind

“You don't suppose this kind of thing is ever finished, do you? Tomorrow it'll be something else-and another fella will have to stand up. And you've helped give him the guts to do it!”
Jerome Lawrence, Inherit the Wind

“Hot dog? Bible? Now that poses a problem! Which is hungrier-my stomach or my soul?”
Jerome Lawrence, Inherit the Wind

John Grisham
“Sistrunk looked angrily at Lettie and said, "I'm allowed to be paid for my time and expenses, plus there is the matter of the loans. When can I expect the money?"
"In due course," Jake said.
"I want it now."
"Well, you're not getting it now."
"Then I'll sue."
"Fine. I'll defend."
"And I'll preside," Judge Atlee said. "I'll give you a trial date in about four years.”
John Grisham, Sycamore Row

J. Randolph Cresenzo
“If John Grisham, Harper Lee, and Larry the Cable Guy were penned up in a remote cabin for a weekend with nothing but good bourbon, fine wine, and a couple of cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, something like Common Pleas (A Tale of Whoa!) might result...”
J. Randolph Cresenzo, Common Pleas

Jean Elson
“When her husband recovered, it was to shout abusively at her…. Later, when she reflected on it throughout the tedious courtroom proceedings, she realized this was the moment she had irrevocably determined to divorce her husband.”
Jean Elson, Gross Misbehavior and Wickedness: A Notorious Divorce in Early Twentieth-Century America

Jean Elson
“Nina could scarcely believe a house could be as quiet as the one on Washington Street. Although there were moments when she missed her children, her main response to living apart from her husband was relief…[H]er current solitude was not just a respite, it was a time to contemplate her future options. Nina marveled that she had choices to consider.”
Jean Elson, Gross Misbehavior and Wickedness: A Notorious Divorce in Early Twentieth-Century America

V.S. Kemanis
“The reality and what it meant was slowly dawning: the betrayal, deception, and omission. Clandestine meetings. Evasion under questioning. In hindsight, Dana and Evan picked out the clues they’d missed, reevaluated the moments they’d been led astray, and tiptoed over possible theories as to how they’d been duped.”
V.S. Kemanis, Homicide Chart

William Landay
“I did not speak. I have found in any Q&A, in court, in witness interviews, wherever, often the best thing you can do is wait, say nothing. The witness will want to fill the awkward silence. He will feel a vague compassion to keep talking, to prove he is not holding back, to prove he is smart and in the know, to earn your trust.”
William Landay, Defending Jacob

Jean Elson
“Leaving James was not something Nina had thought possible, but if she could do so and still keep her children, it might be better for them, as well as for her.”
Jean Elson, Gross Misbehavior and Wickedness: A Notorious Divorce in Early Twentieth-Century America

Kenneth Eade
“You’re full of it. It’s not against the law to run.”
“Yes it is. Especially for us.”
Kenneth Eade, Unreasonable Force

Jean Elson
“If they could not prove adultery or extreme cruelty, Nina's attorneys had an alternate strategy available. Rhode Island was unique in allowing divorce based upon other, more ambiguous grounds, as well...[as] an omnibus clause in the state's legal code authorized divorce based upon..."gross misbehavior and wickedness in either of the parties repugnant to and inconsistent with the marriage contract"...the relative vagueness of the terms "gross misbehavior and wickedness" left room for interpretation by Rhode Island judges. Therefore, it was crucial NIna's attorneys prove she had legitimate standing to file for divorce in Rhode Island.”
Jean Elson, Gross Misbehavior and Wickedness: A Notorious Divorce in Early Twentieth-Century America

Jean Elson
“As a hedge against possible failure to prove adultery, this alleged “that for a period of time from 1901 and continuing thereafter he [had] kept up and continued an undue, improper, indecorous and licentious association and intimacy with a woman, named Mabel Cochrane, many years his junior, and of questionable character and immoral habits.”[i] Furthermore, Nina accused James of “bestowing upon and receiving marked and improper attention” beginning in the fall of 1901, “indulging in undue and improper familiarity and intimacy” with Mabel Cochrane.”
Jean Elson, Gross Misbehavior and Wickedness: A Notorious Divorce in Early Twentieth-Century America

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